A clean up operation is underway in Saxony and Brandenburg after a tornado ripped through the eastern German states.
The authorities say a six-year-old girl was killed after a tree crushed the car in which she was sitting.
The tornado hit hard and fast spreading panic among the locals.
Many residents have been evacuated from their houses and taken to temporary shelters.
One woman said:
“Within a few minutes there was a tornado here we lost Electricity, roofs were damaged it looks like the area was hit by a bomb.”
Brandenburg is also bracing itself for the possibility of flooding as the River Oder is rising by 1 centimetre per hour with heavy rains forecast for the weekend.
There is some respite for the residents and emergency services in parts of Poland after the country suffered its worst flooding in a decade.
As many as 15 people died in the floods with thousands forced to leave their homes.
The torrential rain caused damage estimated at 2 billion euros.